University emerged as first innings victors against Southern District on the weekend, riding a dominant display with the ball on day one to secure the win. Nick Winter and Wes Agar shared eight wickets in the opening innings, skittling Southern Districts for just 92. Will Bosisto was the star with the blade, remaining unbeaten on 120 as University declared with 266 on the board and just two wickets down. Southern District rebounded well in their second dig, finishing the fixture on 5/282 on the back of 101* from Sunam Gautam.
Second in the standings following the weekend’s action is Kensington, who added another first innings win to their season tally. It was Woodville in their sights this time, and their total of 288 was enough to claim the points as Woodville were bowled out for 225. Daniel Worrall was electric for Kensington, racking up 5/42 from his 26 overs, including nine maidens.
Despite a first innings loss to seventh-placed Tea Tree Gully, East Torrens hold onto third on the ladder following Round 11. Just three runs separated the teams after two days of play, with a century from Travis Head guiding Tea Tree Gully to the points. For East Torrens, Jake Lehmann was the standout, smashing 19 boundaries is his individual total of 144.
Glenelg round out the top four in the standings after producing a first innings triumph over Sturt with a solid team performance. Knocking up 318 on day one, including 92 from Alex Carey, Glenelg ran through Sturt for just 123, as Liam Scott collected career-best figures of 6/19 from 11 overs. Forced to follow-on, Sturt were 3/125 when the umpires called an end to the contest, seeing Glenelg take the points.
West Torrens also claimed a decisive first innings victory on Saturday, with Adelaide unable to find an answer to their strong opening day performance. With 317 on the board, spearheaded by 145 from Ryan Gibson and 93 from Bailey Capel, West Torrens were then brilliant with the ball, restricting Adelaide to just 120. Spencer Johnson led the attack and claimed a five-wicket haul that saw Adelaide follow-on and West Torrens take the points.
The final fixture of the round pitted Port Adelaide against Northern Districts and with neither side able to claim ten wickets, the points were split down the middle. Zac Worden notched a century for Port Adelaide as they built a total of 7/318 before Mark Cosgrove matched the effort as Northern Districts held on to finish the clash 9/241 from 86 overs. Joe Medew-Ewen gave his all with the ball for Port Adelaide, finishing with 4/80.